Double Play

Double Play

by Ranee` S. Clark

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Overview

Sophie Pope is devastated when she hears the news: her former boyfriend, college football star Anthony “Rocket” Rogers, is engaged to be married. Determined to win him back before he says “I do,” Sophie hatches a foolproof plan to stop the wedding. But when Rocket’s best man, aspiring baseball player David Savage, thwarts her plot, she realizes the game is up. For David, though, it’s just beginning . . . David knows that Sophie is just another pretty face, and he’s more than happy to save his best friend from her shallow advances. She’s not his type at all, so he’s baffled by his response to an awkward encounter with Donovan, another of Sophie’s former flames. Despite himself, David feels driven by an inexplicable need to protect her. Pretending to be Sophie’s new fiancé leads to unexpected sparks between the pair, and soon they’re searching for excuses to spend time together. But when a curveball threatens to send them in opposite directions, will Sophie and David step up to the plate for the possibility of true love?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680479812
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 452 KB

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Double Play 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I was expecting. I thought that there would be more baseball based on the blurb. In reality, the "aspiring baseball player" hasn't plated baseball in 5-6 years. He's been playing college football. David's a great character. He's the epitome of the "good guy". When he intervenes to put a wrench in Sophie's attempts to get the groom-to-be back by her side, sparks fly and David and Sophie begin spending more time with each other. These characters were more open with each other than in a lot of books that I have read. They each grow during the course of this book, and it's delightful to see them come into their own. Their interactions were refreshing and held very little drama. The one thing that threw me (at first) was the Mormon influences throughout. I wasn't expecting it, but it really worked well with the development of the characters. This was a good clean story with likable and relatable characters. While there were lessons in regards to self worth and setting expectations on others, I would have liked to have seen a little more depth. This was a light and easy read. I received a NetGalley copy in exchange for review.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty good christian romance between a baseball player and a fashionista. Sophie has lost her boyfriend, an up and coming basketball player. She is desperate to get him back and David, her ex's best friend, decides to "help" her. They pretend to date and that leads to more. I was expecting a little more sports and a little less fashion in this book. The main character Sophie was hard to connect with and while David was sweet, his future prospects were unrealistic. Overall a ok book, but not very memorable. I was given free copy for an honest review.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
First of all, this book is a companion to Playing for Keeps. Unless you want things spoiled, do not read this book without reading that book first. Beautiful Sophie is good at what she does. She's good at fashion, organizing, and pulling off beautiful weddings, as a wedding planner, but she's also shallow. For her, it's all about looking good, and good she always looks. I was very fascinated by all of the clothing coordination. Does Ms. Clark have a hidden talent for fashion? In an effort to win back her ex-boyfriend, who is now engaged, Sophie offers to plan his wedding for cheap. Things backfire for her in a humorous and almost pitiful way, but she's not one to be knocked down for long. Handsome David, the groom's best friend, steps in the thwart her attempts and to rescue her. From the start, I didn't really like Sophie, but as the story progressed, she grew on me and my heart was softened towards her. I was humbly reminded through these pages that more often than not, people are the way they are for a reason. A lot of times, walls are built and prickles emerge for protection. David is a very genial kind of guy, one who's heart is in the right place, but his actions don't always convey that message. I couldn't help but absolutely adore him though! This couple has been friends for years and their interactions don't start out romantic at all. Much to their surprise, feelings start to develop without them realizing it. The humor, flirty romance, and growth is very endearing and sweet. Their romance isn't easy, since both characters are flawed and they have some hurdles to tackle and huge decisions to make, some of which will shatter their fragile relationship. I love a story with some depth to it and felt this book fulfilled that desire. The characters are realistic and developed in a way that I couldn't help but want to be friends with them in real life! I can't wait to read what the author comes up with next. Content: mild religious content; mild romance (kissing). Clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time relating to the main characters in this book. Sophie is initially portrayed as a shallow, manipulative, and selfish fashionista. Her agenda to steal the groom was a turn off, but her interactions with David started bringing out her more relaxed side. I enjoyed the book more as the focus shifted to the two of them, and the banter and chemistry they shared. A big theme of the book was modesty and Sophie's ideal that a woman should be able to dress however she feels represents her and not be responsible for any inappropriate thoughts that it inspires in men who view her. She finds herself changing and wearing longer shorts and skirts around David because he respects her for her personality instead of solely for her looks, then feels conflicted that she might be doing it for him instead of herself. I appreciated her roommate's personal account that when she dressed immodestly, it influenced how she felt and acted, in a more edgy and worldly way, making choices that she ultimately came to regret. It was interesting to read about a Mormon "mean girl" and her journey of growing up a bit, even though I felt like she is a person I would avoid in real life. (Thank you to Covenant Communications for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)